Thursday, September 29, 2011

Academic Language Practice Paragaph 6

 Immigrants deserve to be citizens of this country. They are supposed to follow the rules for naturalization. Also, these rules can be SIMPLIFIED into steps. So, to become a citizen the first step is to get a background check. This is to basically VERIFY that the person isn’t a criminal. Second is for him or her to study the laws and customs of our country. Once that’s done they take a test and they get sworn in and receive their citizenship, and that’s the SEQUENCE of events. Lastly, to make the process easier they can by have the states pitch in, if possible.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Two Kinds" Jing-Mei's Shoes Paragraph

If someone was basically forcing me to play piano and I didn’t want to play, I would be completely honest and say no thanks. There’s no reason to lie. I know some people who just say yes to anything. For example, someone might buy you a present that you didn’t want but you still say that you liked it anyway because you didn’t want to hurt the persons feeling. In this case it’s messed up because in reality you didn’t. Therefore, I wouldn’t want to waste anyone’s time when there is actually a kid out there who really wants to learn how to play the piano.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Two Kinds" Before You Read: Something You Don't Want to Do

I was at home and getting ready for my day to start off.  Problem is that I am always expected to make my bed before leaving for school but sometimes I don’t. I hate making my bed because it’s going to get messed up again, so there’s no reason to even do it. Consequences are given to me when I don’t make it. So from now on I try not being lazy and complain about it. I never would of thought  that just by having my room done it would make me happy because at the end of the day I get an award for it, so that’s pretty cool.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dragons' Den First Semester Week 6: About Me ABC's



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Academic Language Week 5 - Vaccinations

Yes, vaccinations should be required for all children.  If children do not get their shots they might test POSITIVE for diseases. The ESTIMATION of kids who don’t get the shot are most likely to get Chicken pox, whooping cough, or measles, etc. Also, when kids don’t get their shot it will spread to other kids in school and that’s not what parents want.  Therefore it’s so much easier to just get the shot. Side effects are nothing everyone gets side effects. For example, when people take aspirin there are side effects, but people still take it to. Why, because it supposed to make you feel better. So why not get the vaccination?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Everyday Use" Before You Read: Tradition

Fifteen years from now I will be about 30 years old and probably have kids by then. For our tradition we will decorate the house on Christmas. This tradition involves hanging stockings, picking out a tree, and buying presents. One of my happy memories of this tradition is being with all of my family and just having fun. Sharing these traditions with kids will make them feel loved, and who doesn’t want to be loved. So, therefore by sharing this tradition with future generations, I hope people will like Christmas, as much as I do.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Favorite Character Survey

A’janea’s favorite character is Taylor Lautner from the movie “Twilight.” One characteristic trait that fits him is that he’s a good actor

Jorge’s favorite character is Honor Harrington in a fiction book series, and she’s described as determined.

Emilia’s favorite character is Marguerite from the book “Are You There God it’s me Marguerite, and she’s described as having a lot of faith.

Alex’s favorite character is Scooby doo from the TV show, and he’s described as silly.

Drew’s favorite character is The Hulk from “The Incredible Hulk” and he’s described as being a beast.

Chelsea’s favorite character is Reptar from the Rugrats and he’s described as cool.

Gennona’s favorite character is Piglet from “Winnie the Pooh” and he likes to eat honey.

Jacinta’s favorite character is Betty boop, a character in a series. She’s described as being beautiful.

The reader’s favorite character is Lisa in the movie “Girl Interrupted” and she’s described as being evil and malovent.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dragons' Den First Semester Week 5: Life Lesson

A life lesson that I guess you can say I learned the hard way was going to Detox. I used to think that doing whatever it is that I was doing wasn't a bad thing. I was really ignorant and didn't care about anything. To me it wasn't a big deal because I am still a kid and this is was "regular" kids do, but obviously not. I have finally realized that was wrong. Know all I can is to try and solve this problem I have in front of me and so far I believe that I'm doing well.